Bacon makes better: French toast with maple bananas and crispy bacon. Photo: Marcel Aucar
3 eggs, beaten
2 tbsp castor sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
8 slices streaky bacon
4 thick brioche slices
4 tbsp butter
4 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced diagonally
maple syrup to drizzle
icing sugar to dust
Beat the eggs, milk, castor sugar and cinnamon together until well mixed.
Place the bacon on a tray, bake or grill until crisp then keep warm until needed.
Heat a large frypan, place brioche slices in egg mixture and let soak for a minute. When the pan is hot, melt half the butter and add the brioche slices after lifting them out of the egg mix and draining some of the excess. Cook on a medium heat until golden on both sides.
Remove the brioche from the pan, add remaining butter and when the pan is hot, sauté the banana for a few minutes until caramelised.
To serve, place a brioche slice on a plate, top with bacon and banana, drizzle maple syrup over and dust with icing sugar.
Tip: Cooking bacon in the oven or under the grill gives a crisper result and is a lot cleaner, with no splatter from a frypan.
- Main Ingredients - Bread, Banana, Eggs
- Course - Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
- Occasion - Father's Day, Mother's Day